We hope you all had a great Fourth of July! Our plans for the traditional barbecue and fireworks with Cindy's brother changed at the last minute when he had to go on a business trip to Disneyland - it's true, Disneyland.
So, we improvised and love NYC in the summer as it's not so crowded. You can actually get around in a reasonable amount of time and find a parking space! Here are some photos from our hometown sightseeing.
Papaya King Hot Dogs & Juice
Scott grew up with these famous dogs and would sometimes have them for breakfast with his Grandpa!
Green Wall, Pure Yoga
Very cool and totally out of sync with everything else around it.
The Conran Shop
The Anglepoise lamp was in black velvet! Imagine trying to keep it dust-free? At about $6,000, I'm sure we won't have to deal with that problem anytime soon ;)!
Food Emporium BridgeMarket
Rafael Guastavino was the architect for this building, which is nestled below the 59th Street bridge. It is the most elegant "supermarket" we've ever been to with chocolates at $130 pound! But, they also have things for regular folks, including Zico coconut water, yum.
Fountain in BridgeMarket Public Plaza
Designed by Lynden Miller this tiny garden was incredibly tranquil.
It is a shopper's paradise and has the best frozen yogurt.
Macy's Fireworks, Long Island City
Well, the day was perfect until this part, but we can't really complain. We arrived an hour before the fireworks started, unlike many other people who had been camped out all day. It was actually kind of crazy as it started to rain and we heard the people in the high rise buildings start to cheer.
Apparently, the best viewing was not from the usual spots (ours and several hundred other people), but around the corner and down the block. As you can imagine, everyone high tailed it all at once. We eventually moved and this is my best photo. It was either the ufo streetlight or umbrellas. Better luck next year? Not if we're late and in the wrong spot!
Photo Credit : Cindy